Ethiopian demonstrations

Police, Ethiopian Israelis Reach Agreement on Reforms

Hours before mass protest due to begin, the Israel Police pledges transparency over police violence, sensitivity to the Ethiopian community.Tova Dvorin, 6/22/2015, 5:12 PM

Ethiopian Jews Plan 'Largest Demo' Monday

Protesters will demand reversal of decision not to file charges against policeman who beat up Ethiopian soldier.Gil Ronen, 6/21/2015, 9:31 PM

Police are 'Left to Cope Alone' with Crime

Several Tel Aviv police officers blame Commissioner Yohanan Danino for not protecting cop who beat Ethiopian soldier, says it was legal.Tova Dvorin, 6/15/2015, 4:00 PM

Tel Aviv: Hundreds of Protestors Block Traffic on Begin Highway

At least 200 Ethiopian Israelis protest in Tel Aviv; traffic disrupted; police threaten to use force.Tova Dvorin, 6/3/2015, 9:19 PM

Police on Alert for Violent Ethiopian Demonstration in Tel Aviv

Organizers allegedly called to 'make sure it gets out of hand' on social media; Tel Aviv police: the intelligence we have is alarming.Tova Dvorin, 6/3/2015, 4:18 PM

Netanyahu Vows to Fix Discrimination Against Ethiopians

PM: 'The idea that we would discriminate against people because of the color of their skin [...] this is infuriating and we will fix it.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2015, 2:29 PM

Torah Sociology and Redemptive Aspects of Ethiopian Jewish Aliyah

Israel's absorption of Ethiopian Jews has suffered from serious social neglect and discrimination, but not from racism.Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 5/19/2015, 3:41 AM

Again: Police Lose Hold on Protest in Tel Aviv

1,000 Ethiopian Israelis march; pre-coordinated protest begins to spiral out of control - despite prior agreement with police.Tova Dvorin, 5/18/2015, 10:38 PM

Elkin: We Must Rethink How We View Ethiopian Aliyah

Absorption Minister Ze'ev Elkin says Ethiopian Jews must be addressed as 'equals', vows to stop discrimination after protests.Tova Dvorin, 5/17/2015, 10:05 AM

Policeman Who Beat Ethiopian Soldier Fired

Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino announces steps against officer involved in brutal beating; second officer apparently not disciplined.Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2015, 8:12 PM

Ethiopian Jews' Leaders Deny Reports of Planned Protests

Police announcements anticipating violence are 'tactics' designed to make the protests 'illegitimate,' leaders say; demo cancelled.Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2015, 3:19 PM

Tel Aviv: Police Preparing for Mass Protests

Ethiopian community expected to rally once again Sunday night; riot dispersal means being prepared.Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2015, 11:44 AM

NIF Denies 'Formal' Involvement in Ethiopian Jews' Rioting

Ultra-leftist fund calls on demonstrators 'to avoid any repetition of last night’s events which resulted in many injuries.'Gil Ronen, Ari Yashar, 5/5/2015, 8:16 AM

Holy Sticks

The Ethiopian community is part of the Israeli experience. Shalom Pollack, 5/4/2015, 11:08 PM

If it Harms Israel, Count on the New Israel Fund (NIF) to be Involved

A peaceful protest turns violent, when organizations funded by NIF take over. Ronn Torossian, 5/4/2015, 10:46 PM

Netanyahu Urges United Front Against Racism

PM urges Israel to 'stand together' during 3-hour meeting with Ethiopian sector leaders; program, ministerial committee to be formed.Tova Dvorin, 5/4/2015, 5:44 PM

Sharansky Calls to Stop Ethiopian Protests, Return Calm

Only by working together will we find the path toward overcoming the obstacles that lie ahead,' the Jewish Agency chair warns.Tova Dvorin, 5/4/2015, 4:29 PM

Rivlin: Don't Let Troublemakers Drown Out Legitimate Protest

After violent protests over discrimination against Ethiopian community, President admits 'mistakes', calls for restraint.Ari Soffer, 5/4/2015, 11:28 AM

Bennett Calls for 'Soul Searching' at Ethiopian Rally

Jewish Home chairman says that all of Israeli society needs to do some soul searching in the wake of discrimination against Ethiopians.Ben Ariel, 5/4/2015, 3:13 AM

PM on Riots: Legitimate Protests Yes, Violence No

The riots in Tel Aviv Sunday by Ethiopian protesters have prompted politicians to comment on the situation.Yaakov Levi, 5/4/2015, 12:16 AM